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Innovation York Entrepreneurship’s Perks

There are many benefits to working with Innovation York Entrepreneurship, but our perks package is key. Check out all of our great partners and the exclusive programs you can access!

View IBM Cloud Perk

IBM Cloud is a suite of cloud computing services from IBM that offers both platforms as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). With IBM Cloud IaaS, organizations can deploy and access virtualized IT resources -- such as compute power, storage, and networking -- over the internet. As a portfolio company, you will have access to:

  • Up to $10,000 cloud credits of free IBM Cloud services which may include Watson, IBM Blockchain, Analytics, and Security
  • Ability to become a Business Partner for Go-to-Market & New Customer Acquisition opportunities by connecting with IBM's Global Channels Program
  • Business mentorship with experts from IBM and their network of VC, angel investors and serial entrepreneurs to accelerate the growth of your business
  • Technical support with technical experts to understand the IBM Cloud technology and how to migrate from your existing infrastructure or platform.

To take advantage of this opportunity, please contact us for details.

View YSpace Perk

YSpace is York University's community innovation hub in Downtown Markham. Supporting a growing number of innovators by providing space for entrepreneurs and community members alike to collaborate and connect to resources within the University and throughout the York Region. Innovation York start-ups can:

  • Access to maker space and event space at a 25% discount
  • Access to our exclusive Entrepreneurs in Residence program
  • Access to premium event space
  • Dynamic incubator space with coffee & amazing community
  • One-on-one support to access resources for growth & scale

To take advantage of this opportunity, apply here

View MaRS MI Perk

MaRS Market Intelligence Services provides secondary research data and reports from public and proprietary databases free of charge for eligible startups. Access to thousands of reports covering key technology clusters from vendors such as Frost & Sullivan, Gartner, MarketsandMarkets, and Medtrack.Access MaRS’ team of analysts and information specialists with industry knowledge of Information & Communications Technology (ICT), Health and Cleantech sectors.

  • Market research reports published by vendors covering ICT, Health and Cleantech
  • Data and statistics on consumer, industry and technology trends and market size
  • Unlimited number of requests (up to five reports per request pending availability)

To learn more about this opportunity, click here and contact us for next steps

View Aird & Berlis Perk

Aird & Berlis LLP is a startup-friendly business law firm that provides local, national and cross-border legal expertise to startups and entrepreneurial businesses at all growth stages. Their relationships with financial institutions, government agencies, and large multinational corporations can provide an advantage for your business. As well, their connections and affiliations, both in Canada and internationally, can enhance your ability to successfully complete major international financings and assignments. The lawyers in Aird & Berlis’ Startups Group will help you get the right business structure set up, draft contracts properly and get the appropriate legal protections in place from the start to maximize the return on your business. Innovation York startups have access to:

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View luminari Perk

luminari operates a program known as #FinInTech, where they focus on helping early-stage Canadian startups become massively successful by providing access to financial know-how they often lack and can't afford.

  • Providing a Part-Time venture trained CPA for free
  • Complete projects such as financial modeling, cash flow management, and operational process design
  • Regular check-ins to ensure smooth operations

To learn more about this opportunity, click here and contact us for next steps

View HubSpot Perk

HubSpot for Startups Program is a software platform that helps you generate leads, close deals, manage your pipeline, and delight your customers at an affordable rate. HubSpot offers a growth stack of products for customer relationship management, marketing, sales, and customer service: powerful alone, and even better when used together.

  • Hubspot CRM to manage your contacts, leads pipeline, and customers
  • 90% off HubSpot’s Marketing Hub Starter, Pro, or Enterprise software, HubSpot Sales Hub Starter or Professional software, and HubSpot's Service Hub, for the first 12 months, and 50% off for the next 12 months (Up to $40,000 savings over 2 years).
  • Startup Onboarding with tech set-up (reduced one-time $300 cost), dedicated strategy consulting, and round-the-clock support.
  • Access to world-class inbound marketing and sales training, education, and experts

Please contact us for details

View Nubinary Perk

NuBinary is a software development shop based in Toronto/Waterloo corridor. It specializes in building custom Cloud and IOT web-scale Applications, Mobile applications, MicroServices, Cloud Infrastructure, and tech Consulting. We help our customers with market discovery, strategy, and building customer-driven software applications. We believe and breath in Agile Software development and bring about decades of cumulative experience in large scale cloud, web and mobile application development.

  • First 6 hours of mentoring, coaching and analysis sessions are offered at no cost to develop "scoping document"
  • Develop a master plan of action that includes competitive analysis and go-to-market strategy
  • Definition of MVP based off company's business objectives

Please contact us for details

View Stripe Perk

Stripe simplifies payments for Innovation York portfolio companies. Whether you’re creating a subscription service, an on-demand marketplace, or an e-commerce store, Stripe’s payments platform helps you build and scale your business online. As an Innovation York portfolio company, you have access to:

  • $20,000 CAD of fee-free payment processing
  • Early access to events and new product betas.
  • Custom processing rates for 2+ months when processing over $50k per month

Please contact us for details

View Google Cloud Perk

The Google Cloud for Startups Program is designed to help startups build and scale using Google Cloud. Startups are eligible to receive:

  • $3,000 in Google Cloud Platform and Firebase Credits*, good for 12 months.
  • Invitations to exclusive local Google Cloud events.
  • $500 in Qwiklabs credits to kickstart your company's hands-on lab training initiatives.
  • One year of free G Suite (up to 5 Users - only valid for new domains), or a year of discounted upgrades to G Suite Business or G Suite Enterprise.
  • An opportunity to apply to the Spark program to extend your credits to up to $20,000 for a second year as your business continues to grow.

Please contact us for details

View Quickbooks Perk

QuickBooks is an accounting software package developed and marketed by Intuit. QuickBooks products are geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offer on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud-based versions[2] that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions.

  • Between 50-70% off Quickbooks Online Plus

Please contact us for details

View WeWork Perk

Access to the Toronto Startup Passport for 12 months at a 100% discount. This includes:

  • 2 complimentary credits per month that can be used at any of WeWork’s 274+ locations and applies to workspace or conference rooms in select locations from 9 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Ability to buy additional workspace after the first complementary, monthly booking.
  • Access to the WeWork Member Network App which connects to more than 250,000 members.
  • Access to programming within WeWork spaces including panels and events and ability to host their own events as a way to drive awareness in international markets.
  • Business services and lifestyle perks available only to WeWork members.

Please note that this opportunity is on pause, we will notify you once it is renewed.